Document Details


Title:
OPERATION SUN BEAM, SHOT SMALL BOY, PROJECT OFFICERS REPORT--PROJECT 1.1: NUCLEAR AIRBLAST PHENOMENA (DELETED)
Author(s):
KEEFER, J H [BALLISTICS RESEARCH LABORATORY]; REISLER, R E [BALLISTICS RESEARCH LABORATORY]; SCHWARTZ, E G [BALLISTICS RESEARCH LABORATORY]
Subject Terms:
SUNBEAM PROJECT; DOMINIC II OPERATION; SMALL BOY EVENT; SHOCK WAVES; MEASURING METHODS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; BLAST EFFECTS; TABLES; GRAPHS
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1963 Dec 18
Declassification Status:
Sanitized
Document Pages:
0142
Accession Number:
NV0051021
Document Number(s):
POR2200EX
Originating Research Org.:
BALLISTICS RESEARCH LABORATORY
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF PROJECT 1.1 WAS TO OBTAIN DATA ON OVERPRESSUR E AND DYNAMIC PRESSURE WHICH WERE PRODUCED FROM SHOT SMALL BOY, OF OPE RATION SUN BEAM. FREE-FIELD MEASUREMENTS IN THE RANGE FROM 10,000 PSI DOWN TO 4 PSI WERE PLANNED. INFORMATION WHICH WAS OBTAINED ON THIS S HOT IS CONTAINED IN THE FORM OF TABLES AND GRAPHS. A TABULATION INDIC ATING SUCCESS OF THE INSTRUMENTATION AND A DISCUSSION OF ANOMALIES IS PRESENTED. THE OVERPRESSURE-TIME WAVE SHAPES AT STATIONS 501.12, 501. 13, AND 501.14 INDICATED THAT A PRECURSOR WAVE EXISTED BETWEEN 380 AND 680 FEET GROUND RANGE. THE MEASURED PEAK OVERPRESSURES AGREED WITH T HE PREDICTED NEAR-IDEAL OVERPRESSURE DISTANCE CURVE AND DID NOT SHOW T HE USUAL DEPRESSIONS THAT ACCOMPANY NONCLASSICAL BLAST CONDITIONS.


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